2012 Special Events

Fireworks
Starting in late June every Thursday evening through Labor Day at 9:45 pm on the beach next to The Pier. Sponsored by Palace Playland, Village Park, The Pier, and other local businesses.

Ocean Park Association
Concerts most Sunday evenings. Chautauqua Weeks inspirational services. Concerts and movies at the Temple. Call 934-9068 for complete listings.

January 1st – 20th Annual Lobster Dip
BRRRRRRRR! Watch or join in as over 300 participants dip into the chilly waters as a fundraiser to benefit Special Olympics Maine. On the beach in front of the Brunswick Hotel. Sponsored by the Portland Rugby Club. 207-879-0489
 
May 30 -  Memorial Day Parade
The Veterans of Foreign Wars and the American Legion of Old Orchard Beach co-host this 1:00 pm annual parade. 207-934-5043 
 
June  25  -  7th Annual Cpt. Christopher S. Cash Memorial 5K  and 2.5 Mile Run/Walk... 
Time of un: 8:30 am. Walk 8:40 am. Kid's Fun Run 7:45 am.
Start/Finish at E. Emerson Cummings Blvd. (behind OOB Police Station)  All proceeds benefit
the Captain Christopher S. Cash Memorial Scholarship Fund.  Call 207-934-2360
 
July 3 - 5  -  Parade and 22th Annual Sandcastle Contest  - Ocean Park
Come enjoy a parade and band concert with line and square dancing. Sandcastle contest on the beach. Fun for the entire family.  207-934-9068
 
July 4 -  Fireworks In The Square 
On the beach next to the Old Orchard Beach Pier.
 
 July 8 – 10  - 11th Annual Greek Heritage Festival
Weekend long festival celebrating homemade Greek food, pastries, music and dancing. Church tours, bookstore, crafts and many activities for children. Live Greek band on Friday and Saturday evening. Fun for the whole family. St. Demetrios Orthodox church in Saco. 207-284-5651.
 
July 23th - Annual Seaside Arts and Crafts Fair...
Art in Memorial Park featuring numerous Maine and New England artists work on display for sale and judging.  Entertainment by the Salvation Army Band and a barbershop quartet.  Proceeds to benefit the Libby Memorial Library Building Fund.  Rain date 7/24.  207-934-4351
 
July 1- August 19 - Weekly Concerts in the Park
Concerts every Thursday evening beginning at 6:00 pm in Memorial Park.  Bring your blanket, lawn chair and picnic while listening to bluegrass, country, folk and other assorted music venues.  207-394-0860
 
July 30 – August 5  -  Salvation Army Pier Ministry 
Week long evening entertainment in the square featuring vocalists, magicians, bilingual speakers, bands and other entertainment. Parade of witness. 13th annual golf tournament. Volleyball beach blast. 207-934-2024 
 
August 6  –  Illumination Night - Ocean Park
Ocean Park community lights their homes during the 21st annual Festival of Lights.  Band concert and strawberry shortcake are special favorites during this event.  207-934-9068
  
August 19 – 21  –  28th Annual Beach Olympics
Three days of fun competition, music, displays and a presentation to benefit Special Olympics Maine. Held on the beach in the Square and surrounding area. All are welcome.  Sponsered by Saco & Biddeford Savings Institution & Town of Old Orchard Beach.
 
August 20 –   Annual 5k Race
Enjoy a kid's "fun run" or adult 5k through town with T-shirts and medals for the kids and other awards for divisional winners. All are welcome.  Call 207-282-3607
 
September 10 – 11   – Tri-State Fishing Tournament
Catch and release for striped bass and blue fish on the beach. 508-866-4815
 
September 10  –  Bikefest On The Pier
Motorcycle showcase with live music, a giant pig roast and vendors.  Ride you motorcycle on the pier!  Hundreds of motorcycles on display.  207-934-3595
 
September 16 –17   –  18th Annual Car Show
Car show with many divisions, entertainment, trophies and awards, parade and an evening party. Great family fun for all at Memorial Park.  Sponsored by Saco & Biddeford Savings Institution & Town of Old Orchard Beach. 
 
December 5  – 17th Annual Christmas by the Sea
Annual tree-lighting event with free horse drawn hay wagon rides, face painting, entertainment, hot chocolate and food. Frosty, Rudolph, Santa’s head Elf are on hand. Bonfire and caroling on the beach and holiday bazaar. Have your picture take with Santa and Mrs. Claus who arrive on a fire engine making this a very special tradition and holiday event.

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Event schedule subject to change without notice.   For additional information on events please contact the Old Orchard Beach Chamber of Commerce at 207-934-2500 or email : info@oldorchardbeachmaine.com
 

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